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11 DAYS TO 2021 KICKOFF: Tyrone Howell

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In which BracketCat counts down the 11th day until the 2021 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State wide receiver Tyrone Howell.

#86 Tramaine Thompson
Like today’s earlier profilee, walk-on wide receiver Trevor Erickson, JUCO wide receiver Tyrone Howell also plans to wear Tramaine Thompson’s No. 86 jersey this fall. Obviously, they can’t both be on the field at the same time, and given early reports from fall camp, my money’s on Erickson being the one who eventually has to change.
Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

NOTE: Kansas State has elected to advance players’ classification even though the 2020 season did not affect eligibility. Those who wish to take advantage of this extra year will be listed as a (“super”) senior again after their original eligibility would have been exhausted.

Goal No. 11: DON’T ACCEPT LOSING. If you do so one time, it will be easy to do so for the rest of your life.

#86 Tyrone Howell

Redshirt Junior | 6-3 | 200 lbs. | Idabel, Oklahoma
Tyrone Howell
Tyrone Howell
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Previous Colleges: University of Central Oklahoma; Hutchinson Community College
  • Projection: Third-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Tyrone Howell (b. Oct. 25, 1999) is a wide receiver who transferred to K-State from Hutchinson Community College during the summer. He is majoring in nutrition and health.

Howell was the latest addition to the 2021 signing class; you can read more about that here.

He prepped under head coach Dennis Parker at Idabel (Okla.) High School, where he picked up all-state honors as a senior from the Oklahoma Coaches Association and The Oklahoman, earned all-district honors, and was named the Class 3A District 8 MVP.

Howell had 40 receptions for more than 1,200 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior, and he also competed in track and powerlifting for the Warriors, earning all-state honors in track.

He saw action in eight games at Central Oklahoma as a true freshman in 2018, posting 242 yards and two touchdowns on 13 catches, and also returned two kickoffs for an 18.5-yard average.

Howell recorded 152 yards and two touchdowns on five catches in his first collegiate game at Lindenwood, but only played in one game during the 2019 season, hauling in a 10-yard touchdown against Nebraska-Kearney.

He transferred to Hutch for the 2020 season, which was promptly canceled by COVID-19.

But in the spring 2021 makeup season, Howell broke through by playing in seven games under head coach Drew Dallas, helping Hutch to win the NJCAA National Championship.

He earned first-team all-conference honors for the Blue Dragons after totaling 301 yards and three touchdowns on 18 receptions, and had an absolutely stellar game in the NJCAA National Championship game when he posted 108 yards on six receptions.

Howell also registered at least 50 receiving yards on three other occasions, when he had a 59-yard score against Arkansas Baptist, 51 yards against Garden City Community College and 50 yards against Dodge City Community College.

After a brief commitment to (and de-commitment from) Louisiana-Monroe this summer, he chose K-State over offers from Albany, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Mississippi Valley State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Southeast Missouri State, Tennessee-Martin, Towson, Tulsa and Western Illinois, plus interest from Buffalo, Liberty, North Alabama, UTSA and Utah State.